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Smartphone Robbery

Surveillance video shows a group of thieves stealing a woman’s iPhone on a San Francisco Muni bus. (CBS)

Smartphone Robberies Send Crime In San Francisco To 5-Year High

Crime is at five-year high in San Francisco and according to police, the increase of smartphone robberies is largely responsible.

11/29/2013

Dennis Ballard

App Leads Police To Suspect In Santa Cruz Smartphone Robbery

A robbery victim in Santa Cruz used a smartphone app Thursday to help police track a stolen phone to a man who was walking out of a donut shop with the phone beeping in his pocket.

09/07/2013

Web site image of San Francisco-based Craigslist.(CBS)

Man Assaulted, Robbed In San Francisco After Responding To Craigslist Ad For A Smartphone

A man was assaulted and had his watch stolen in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood on Monday night after trying to arrange the purchase of a smartphone through Craigslist.

08/27/2013

Ernest Evans, Edwin Tobie

SF Police Arrest Suspects In Smartphone Robberies

Two suspects were arrested for allegedly working together in two separate smartphone robberies Thursday in San Francisco

04/06/2013